Garrett County

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Woman, 4 Children Found Safe On Backbone Mountain

The Garrett County Sheriff’s Office says a woman and her four children were found safe after getting lost on Backbone Mountain.

08/29/2014

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Western Md. Man Pleads Guilty In Bank Fraud Case

A Garrett County developer faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud conspiracy in a scheme involving three properties in western Maryland and West Virginia.

08/08/2014

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Maryland Approves 30 Miles Of New Trails

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s building 30 miles of new trails connecting state parks and forests in Garrett County.

05/22/2014

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Oakland Partly Emptied After Fuel Mishap

A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of propane overturned on a sharp curve in Oakland’s downtown business district Wednesday morning, prompting evacuation of about half the town, including 45 jail inmates, as a precaution, a county official said.

04/16/2014

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Frederick Officer Charged With Assaulting Girlfriend

Authorities are releasing more information about a Frederick police officer charged with second-degree assault in Garrett County.

02/06/2014

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Garrett County Teacher Charged With Child Porn

Maryland State Police have charged a Garrett County teacher with sexual abuse of a minor, child pornography and displaying obscene material to a minor.

01/24/2014

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Christmas Eve Snow Falls In Far Western Md.

Maryland State Police say a Christmas Eve snowstorm is making driving conditions hazardous in the Garrett County mountains.

12/24/2013

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U.S. Group Praises Garrett County Economy Efforts

The National Association of Counties is citing Garrett County as a model of economic recovery.

12/20/2013

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Garrett Co. Plan Would Avert School Closings

The Garrett County Commissioners are offering the county school system $2.2 million to avert the threatened closure of three elementary schools.

12/18/2013

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Report Suggests Closing 3 Garrett County Schools

A consultant is suggesting that three elementary schools in Garrett County be closed to cut costs.

11/14/2013

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Western Md. Wildlands Proposal Hits Opposition

The Garrett County Planning Commission is opposing a state plan to strengthen protection of land along the Youghiogheny River in far western Maryland.

11/12/2013

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Exelon Seeks Md. Approval For Garrett Wind Farm

Exelon Corp. is seeking Maryland Public Service Commission approval to erect 12 to 15 wind turbines on Backbone Mountain in Garrett County about six miles south of Oakland.

10/31/2013

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